Kitchen Renovation for a Noncook

toaster used as pot for plants

She doesn't cook. She doesn't like change. Let the kitchen renovation begin.

  

05/11/2013   Day 1
Our heroine stumbles bleary-eyed into the kitchen in search of her morning cup of tea. Everything has changed. 
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05/12/2013   Day 2
Day 2 dawns. Our heroine receives her orders: organize and sort. She can do that. Read more.
05/13/2013

Day 3
Day 3 finds our heroine in her work at-work office tower a few lazy miles away from home. More escape than banishment (she’s pretty sure). Read more.

05/14/2013  

Day 4
Day 4 finds our heroine on high alert. The strange men her momma warned her about have arrived. Read more.

05/14/2013  

Day 5
Day 5 finds our heroine tucked away in her at-work office again. Safe from all the kitchen chaos and workmens' lower wardrobe malfunctions. Read more.

05/16/2013  

Day 6
Day 6 finds our heroine working from home sweet home again. It's surprisingly quiet.  Read more.

05/17/2013  

Day 7
It's a quiet day in the neighborhood. The strange men and their strange pants made only a brief appearance this morning due to the tile running away yesterday to the wrong warehouse. Read more.

05/20/2013

Day 8
And so it begins again.The men are back with their power tools and pull-up pants and all the noise that goes with. Read more.

05/21/2013  

Day 9
 The doorbell rang. Right away our heroine could tell there was something different. Read more.

05/22/2013  

Day 10
"One of the tile crew had a family emergency.” Well, what was our heroine supposed to say to that? Read more.

05/23/2013  

Day 11  
The doorbell rang at 10 a.m. A short, round-faced man was on the other side. He looked a little frightened.  Read more.

05/24/2013  

Day 12 
Busy day today: primping, cleaning, comfort-eating in anticipation of the man of the castle's return. Read more.

05/25/2013  

Day 13   
The king of the kitchen-less castle is back and not a moment too soon. For hug-a-roo reasons, of course, but also to avoid and abort a near tile tragedy. Read more.

05/26/2013  

Day 14  
He said, "So do you think the refrigerator looks good there?"Our heroine looked at her man with wide eyes, sensing a trick question. Read more.

05/27/2013  

Day 15 
Our heroine cooked today. She toasted bagels for breakfast. Hey, that totally counts! Read more.

05/30/2013  

Day 16 
Two topics come to mind: toilets and tacos. (Not the relationship you might think.) Read more.

06/02/2013  

Day 17
Houston, we have a tile problem. Read more.

06/03/2013  

Day 18 
Scene: the hallway or today's version of the O.K. Corral. Read more.

06/05/2013  

Day 19 
After yet another major tile oopsie, hubby declared war on Clipboard Man and his Tile Dudes. Read more.

06/07/2013  

Day 20 
The sounds reach hubby’s ears like a lullaby: BAM, BOOM! POUND-POUND-POUND. Read more.

06/12/2013  

Day 21 
Our heroine's house is like the little shop of horrors! What's happening??!! (Poltergeist, 1982) Read more.

06/13/2013  

Day 22 
It all began innocently enough: a simple move to the living room because the casing boys needed to get sweaty back in the home office installing baseboards. Read more.

06/14/2013  

Day 23 
This, she thought, was war. Read more.

06/17/2013  

Day 24 
Our heroine is feeling "pensive" today. She likes that word. So much better than "hormonal." Read more

06/20/2013  

Day 25  
Early on in the Great Kitchen Renovation of 2013, hubby went to Valley Forge on business. But only recently did our heroine and her good husband feel they'd been through the equivalent of General Washington's dire winter’s challenge. Read more.

06/21/2013  

Day 26 
Ladies and gentlemen ... We have granite.  Read more.

06/24/2013  

Day 27  
The new stove is hooked up. Making our heroine think wow, size does matter. Read more.

07/01/2013  

Day 28  
The kitchen apocalypse is almost complete. Just cabinet doors to arrive and then the Ta da! moment shall be upon them.  Read more.

08/02/2013  

DONE! 
Hallelujah! A kitchen is born! (Well, it did seem to take nine months.)   Read more.

 

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